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24 July 2010 ~ 1 Comment

Heart’s still in it: Ann and Nancy Wilson’s new CD marks a rocking return

Ann & Nancy 2010

Ann & Nancy 2010

New York Daily News:

It may be hard to believe but Heart still has a pulse.

One of the first hard rock groups to be fronted by a sister act, Ann and Nancy Wilson, the band started beating in the 1970s before flatlining in the early ’80s when they experimented with a new sound.

When they returned to their roots in 1985, fans responded, sending three albums into the top five.

Now, Heart is pumping again. They play the MGM Grand at Foxwoods on Saturday, featuring songs from “Red Velvet Car,” their first studio album in six years.

“We have been steadily working in our little rock ‘n’ roll sweatshop, in the soul of our rock ‘n’ roll planet,” says Nancy Wilson in a voice that is more of a coo than the strong instrument she projects from the stage.

The CD is scheduled to drop on Aug. 31. To the guitar-playing sibling with the strawberry blond hair, it brings hope that it will return the band to the lofty heights it last enjoyed with “Heart” (1985), “Bad Animals” (1987) and “Brigade” (1990) — when singles like “These Dreams,” “Alone,” “What About Love” and “Never” sent the blood rushing through the veins of fans.

“It took a couple of years,” Wilson says, “what with being a mother and all” — she’s been married to filmmaker Cameron Crowe since 1986 and they have twin boys born in 2000 — “but we just used our time wisely.”

She first worked on the lyrics and “guitar ideas” with bassist and bandmate Craig Bartock.

“Craig is a whiz at bringing it all together,” she says. “We then brought Ann in and [producer] Ben Mink, who gave us some really cool ideas. He can make acoustic rock sound harder than electric.

“This is a true Heart album,” she says of the 10 tracks. “You get the whole arc of personal stuff with the extreme rock stuff. There is not an inauthentic, fictitious bone in the body of this album.

“We’ve been under the radar the past few summers. We’ve gone out with Journey a couple of times, [but this tour] is our own thing, and getting to Foxwoods is very important for us.”

After they emerged in 1976, the Wilson sisters were considered the first ladies of arena shows, a Seattle-based garage band that flourished with songs like “Crazy on You,” “Magic Man” and “Barracuda.”

Then, “the hair band thing and the Seattle grunge thing ended” and they went away “with our tails stuck between our legs.”

Heart almost stopped beating. Their music had become more pop, even folksy. “I really thought this was it.” Then came the transfusion of hard rock that got them rolling again in the mid-’80s. Now, they’re hoping to ride “Red Velvet Car” to the top of the charts once again.

“We’ve outlived the average rock band a couple of times over,” says Nancy Wilson, 56. “We’re not a hair band anymore. We’re now a heritage band who can actually sing and play.

“Acoustic is way harder than any electric guitar can do. But we do it. And we do it well. I really feel the fans are going to love what’s on ‘Red Velvet Car.’ We’re excited about taking it on tour.”

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23 July 2010 ~ 0 Comments

July 27th: WTF on heart shaped vinyl single!

Red Heart Shaped Vinyl Single

Red Heart Shaped Vinyl Single

A SOON TO BE HARD TO FIND COLLECTABLE

TRACKLIST: WTF and MAGIC MAN (LIVE)

PRE-ORDER HERE

22 July 2010 ~ 0 Comments

“Hey You” moves up from #36 to #27 on FMQB AC chart

Nancy on the RADIO!

Plus; the song is most added again! Not the first time :) Not the second…

Click here for the chart

The following stations have started to play “Hey You” within the last week :

KOSI/Denver
WFPG/Atlantic City
KLRR/Bend OR
KBCO/Denver
KPRI/San Diego
WCXU/Caribou ME
WVZN/Valparaiso IN
KEAO/Maui HI


A&N recently did interviews at the following stations which should air soon:
KZPS/Dallas
WCSX/Detroit
WZBA/Baltimore
WNRQ/Nashville
WLVQ/Columbus OH
KDBB/Park Hills
KOZT/Fort Bragg
KLRR/Bend, OR

22 July 2010 ~ 0 Comments

EMP show coming to PBS starting July 31st

Seattle March 5th

Seattle March 5th

To help support public television, Heart will be featured from their March 2010 performance at EMP Center. There are a few different versions pending on your local channel and time constraints for programming.

Here are some of the regional stations carrying this special concert performance that will soon be available on DVD:

Columbus, OH – WOSO – July 31 broadcast
Huntsville, AL – APTV – August 1 and August 5 broadcast
Little Rock, AR – AETN – August 3 broadcast
Dallas, TX – KERA – August 8 broadcast
Los Angeles – KCET – August 31 broadcast

Others in the works:
NETV – Nebraska – Date TBD
KBTC – Puyallup, WA – Date TBD

22 July 2010 ~ 3 Comments

WTF CD-single EP has arrived :) PIX!

WTF

WTF

Although promo singles have been released to the radio-stations in 1998 (Strong, Strong Wind), 2004 (The perfect Goodbye, Oldest Story in the world, Make me), 2007 (Immigrant Song, Isolation) and 2010 (Hey You/ WTF), an actual CD single for the public has not been released since 1993’s “Will you be there in the morning” from the album “Desire Walks On”. This means that on July 13th 2010 Heart released a CD single for the first time in 17 years! Be a part of history, order it here. The livetracks on the CD single were recorded on March 5th 2010 in Seattle. This entire show will be released on DVD later this year. The first two tracks have been taken from Heart’s new upcoming album “Red Velvet Car“.

The tracklist is: WTF, Sand, Barracuda (live), Alone (live), Crazy On You (live)

CD single cover

Cd single cover

Sticker on front

Sticker on front

Back of CD single

Back of CD single

The disc

The disc

Back of CD single cover art

Back of CD single cover art

Leaflet inside CD side one.

Leaflet inside CD side one.

Leaflet inside CD side two.

Inside of booklet, picture of broken plate!

Inside of booklet, picture of broken plate!

20 July 2010 ~ 3 Comments

Lilith Kansas City: Even it up / Gimme Shelter

Listen to this newest addition to the setlist: A mash between the Heart classic “Even it Up” and RS hit “Gimme Shelter”!

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Thanx to GW for the find!

16 July 2010 ~ 0 Comments

Video from Lilith KC: nice RVC!

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See a snippet of COY and Nancy signing a Red Chevrolet.

Lilith’s [i4c] Campaign and Chevrolet are teaming up to donate a brand new Chevrolet Cruze to further the i4c Campaign’s mission.  Signed by your favorite Lilith artists, this one-of-a-kind Cruze will be auctioned off, with all the money raised going to support eco-friendly companies that are working to make a difference in the fight against poverty, disease, inequality and global literacy.

Enter for your chance to win here.